At a news conference after the return of China's first man in space,
"taikonaut" Yang Liwei, a spokesman for the Chinese space program announced that
China would launch another "Shenzhou" manned space flight "in one to two years time".
Lieutenant Colonel Yang, 38, was in space for 21 hours, covering
600,000 kilometers in Shenzhou V. He circled the Earth 14 times. China is the third country
to put a man in orbit, following the former Soviet Union and the United